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Old 18-11-2020   #1
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2018 Panda 1.2 Hunting at Idle

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Panda Pop, 2018, 14,000 miles.

The car hunts at idle, it seems (give or take) roughly every 10 seconds.

As a new member I am unable to post the link to a video I've put on Youtube but searching there for "Fiat Panda 319 Euro6 1.2 Hunting at Idle" you will find a 2 minute video I uploaded today.

Clearly noticeable at 00:20 00:29 01:29 01:40 01:52.

This seems an odd issue for such a new engine, despite the Euro6 strangling of it. Any pointers would be appreciated.

I've given it a good look over and nothing appears physically amiss.

Thank you!
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Re: 2018 Panda 1.2 Hunting at Idle

Hi

Have you owned it for thousands of miles..?

Is this something that has gradually crept in.. or happened suddenly..?
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Re: 2018 Panda 1.2 Hunting at Idle

Pretty sure our 2017 one does those minor occasional blips. I'd say hunting would be more sustained increases/decreases in revs and more of a concern. This just seems to be normal.
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Re: 2018 Panda 1.2 Hunting at Idle

Quote Originally Posted by varesecrazy View Post
Hi

Have you owned it for thousands of miles..?

Is this something that has gradually crept in.. or happened suddenly..?
Hi, no, I've had the car a week.

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Pretty sure our 2017 one does those minor occasional blips. I'd say hunting would be more sustained increases/decreases in revs and more of a concern. This just seems to be normal.
It's more than a "blip", what you describe is what I'd call "surging" (the cyclical raising and falling of revs). This sounds like it drops down to 3 cylinders, like a misfire, but not. I certainly wouldn't call it normal.


Just looking for obvious common-causes while I wait for the 3rd year warranty to be transferred and it goes off to the stealer.

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Re: 2018 Panda 1.2 Hunting at Idle

If youve only had it a week..

Give it a good run ( if possible )..fuel could be stale too

Its not a common complaint.. so tricky to pinpoint
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Yes, give it a proper "Italian tune-up" to clear away the cobwebs, and treat it to some fresh fuel.
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Don't use Supermarket fuel, Shell V Power and bottle of Redex. Also chance plugs need swapping, which may as well get done now as wear and tear. Hope sort it.
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Don't use Supermarket fuel, Shell V Power and bottle of Redex. Also chance plugs need swapping, which may as well get done now as wear and tear. Hope sort it.
SOME fuel WOULD HELP

The 'light side' soon tails off leaving poorly combusting stuff..

We are at least lucky to have stable fuel in the UK.. in some US states it would need a rebuild after lockdown
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